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The Nova Wine Bar and Restaurant

American, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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236 Coulee Rd, Hudson, WI 54016-2219
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Syracuse, New York
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126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The decor of this place is very unique. We opted to eat inside to avoid the bugs, but the outdoor seating looked very quaint. We had a two top table inside with two large "royal" high back chairs. I found the menu small and enticing. We opted for the cheese plate for an appetizer. I absolutely loved the choices... the... More 

Thank cnylocavore
Woodbury, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our evening at Nova started slow and ended horribly. It started with waiting 10-15 minutes to be acknowledged by a server. After placing an order for a simple appetizer, we waited well over a 30 minutes for it to arrive. Yes, you say that it took 20 plus minutes, but that is from the time the order was placed in... More 

2 Thank twild66
Hudson, Wisconsin
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136 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always liked The Nova, and last night was no exception. Service was relaxed yet prompt and the food, as always, was very good to excellent. My wife had the Gyro sliders and she said that they were very good but next time would try something else. I had the encrusted walleye which was excellent, and though I will... More 

Thank Mainsailhr
Management response:

Thanks for coming in this weekend and for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed the walleye and hope to see ya again soon. More 

Woodbury, Minnesota
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although they do not take reservation, they said they would have an area for 10 at 6pm. We were seated well after 7 and not served food until 8:30. The menu is limited and a bit over priced. Most of the party had below average food. Hudson has a number of very good restaurants--this is not one of them.

1 Thank Rodney Z
Management response:

Thank you for your review and again we are sorry it took a little time to get your group seated but we are only a 50 seat restaurant that does not take reservations. So fitting a group of 10 on a Saturday night is not going to be the easiest. We tried our hardest to accommodate your group and again... More 

Chandler, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I am not commenting about the food~this is about the fact that the owner would not honor a certificate I purchased a while ago (certificate clearly states that it NEVER expires) ~and while I had an inkling that they may have changed their policy, I inquired about a credit for the amount I paid for the certificate ($10) BUT apparently,... More 

1 Thank bsass85
Management response:

Thank you for your review and as I stated in the email response I sent you previous to your review. This promotion had expired approx 4 years prior and we were not able to support the coupon anymore. The company that put out the coupon does refund the purchase price for this coupon. We have no way of tracking them... More 

Hudson, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The décor can be a little distracting but Nova is a great place to meet for a nice bottle of wine. The cheese/meat platter is very good too!

Thank Tam511
Management response:

Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your wine and appetizer. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Always a good meal, with menu changes frequently enough to keep things interesting. Enjoy the small outdoor patio in the summer. Love the slider appetizer and glass of wine. Only once was I disappointed and that was due to the hummus being too dry - the rest of the meal was great. Love the interior! Hope The Nova stays around... More 

Thank Susan B
Management response:

Thanks for your review and we are glad you had a great time. Hopefully we can have some more nights like this weekend to keep that patio open longer. See you soon. More 

Minnetonka, Minnesota
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Our rating of this restaurant is nowhere near as stellar as other reviewers. Frankly, we are stumped as to why other reviewers are so impressed with the Nova. We found the food to be average in flavor, the portions quite small, and the prices way too high for what you receive. The décor is eclectic and a bit dated. The... More 

1 Thank mstravelergal
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Love the electric decorated interior of the Nova Restaurant/Wine Bar. Very cozy and intimate (attached to a liquor store) and the menu/food is excellent! Love the atmosphere, ambience, food and wine and entertainment on weekends.

Thank Mtnskilady
Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Wonderful place with great ambiance. We had the stuffed Portabella and quinoa, stuffed trout, fig appetizer and desert. All were excellent and flavorful. The only criticism is the use of dried figs when fresh figs are available.

Thank bluepencp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 Coulee Rd, Hudson, WI 54016-2219
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Hudson
  • Phone Number: 715-386-2545

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?